Primary Day Visits

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From day visits to overnight residential stays with evening activities til 8:30pm every night, our fully qualified Outdoor Instructors ensure that a visit to the Anderton Centre is amongst the highlights of the academic year. Our programmes bring areas of the curriculum to life and classroom learning is made relevant with practical applications and skills. Our bushcraft courses engage students in utilising maths, science and food technology skills as a minimum. There is no better way to learn than by having fun and putting theory into practice.

Sample Lower KS2 Day Visits

Session 1
Session 2
Curriculum Links
Year 3 Star Orienteering
Map Symbols
Low Ropes
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities (PE)
  • Use 8 compass points (Geog)
  • Team building & Communication (PSD)
Year 4 Archery
Introduction to Open Rafted Canoeing (Beginners paddle skills)
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities (PE)
  • Outdoor Campfire cooking (DT)
  • First hand practical experience (Sc)
  • The water cycle (Geog)

View our electronic brochure of KS1 and KS2 day visits (pictured) here.

Year 3 and Year 4

As children become taller and stronger, our outdoor learning becomes more adventurous. More physically demanding challenges such as rowing, rope work and climbing are now suitable. Paddling skills begin in Year 4 and progress through to Year 6.

Our fully qualified instructors are experienced in developing the communication and social elements of team work whilst building students’ self-esteem and confidence, with laughter and fun!

We are flexible; You can mix and match in KS2.  A pupil recently attended the Year 4 fire-building and bread-making session with open-rafted canoeing and team games in the afternoon. They said:

“Me and my friends made the best fire! It was really hot and scary but Gary showed me how to stop it from hurting me and then we made bread and my bread was the best! I really liked the canoes but I didnt want to get wet but I had loads of fun.”

Sample Upper KS2 Day Visits

Session 1
Session 2
Curriculum Links
Year 5 Orienteering course
Crate Stack
or Tree Climb
Open rafted canoeing
Competitive team games
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities (PE)
  • Navigation/Map reading (to British Orienteering standards)
  • Air and water resistance (Sc)
  • Problem Solving
Year 6 “The Survival Games”
Lake orienteering with off-site campfire lunch
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities (PE)
  • Use 8 compass points (Geog)
  • Outdoor campfire cooking (DT): Minimal ecological footprint

Year 5 and Year 6

Day visit programmes can also easily be adapted to include a residential – ideal as a one night taster for Year 5s. An ideal opportunity for Year 6s to have an activity day to look forward to after SATs or an ‘End of an Era Summer Trip’ as a Year 6 leavers’ treat.

Stone Age Experience (Y3, 4, 5, and 6)

A day trip to remember; Ideal for budding Flintstones studying the Stone Age in Year 3 –  Can be adapted to suit for Year 4s, 5s and 6s.

A full day visit covers four outdoor activities; A half day visit, choose two activities. We will tailor it to fit into your school day:

Areas of the curriculum and topics can include the following:

If your pupils have a particular area of focus in class, our instructors can concentrate on specific outputs for your outdoor learning (eg, food, clothing, building materials, ecology)

Institute for Outdoor Learning Adventure Activities Licensing Authority RYA Sailability RYA Training British Canoeing Mountain Training Council for Learning Outside The Classroom